The defendant was upstairs in her bedroom at the time of the shooting, the defendant treated her daughter with submissive deference and the man the prosecution portrayed as the victim’s Rasputin was a long-time friend who had no interest in changing the victim’s family dynamic, a key part of the motive in the murder, prosecutors say.
Even though the COVID-19 pandemic is still ongoing, cases are steadily declining across Mississippi and the Golden Triangle area. This week alone, only 44 cases were reported in Clay, Lowndes, Oktibbeha and Noxubee counties.
During Wednesday’s abbreviated session of the Lydia Martinez murder trial, the prosecution focused heavily on the events of July 22, 2015, when authorities found what was described as a suicide note/confession in the defendant’s bedroom, and when Martinez allegedly admitted her guilt to a paramedic as she was being taken to the hospital.
The following arrests were made by Lowndes County Sheriff’s Office: Matthew Morrison, 29, was charged with sex offender registration failure. Reginald Bradley, 36, was charged
Moments after taking her seat on the witness stand, fighting back tears even before the first question had been asked, the young woman was instructed to point out the defendant.
Gasping for air and clutching a tissue in her left hand, she raised her violently trembling right hand and pointed in the direction of the defense table — a young woman identifying her grandmother in the trial of her murdered father, the witness’ mother having already pleaded guilty in the case.
Some schools in the South are closing Wednesday as residents in several states brace for the possibility of intense tornadoes that travel for miles and hail the size of tennis balls.
The trial of a woman accused of helping kill her son-in-law in New Hope nearly six years ago is slated to begin today in Oktibbeha County.
Severe weather will bring the potential for flash flooding and tornadoes across a large part of the South, stretching from Texas to Georgia, forecasters say.
The following arrests were made by Lowndes County Sheriff’s Office: Christopher Hudgens, 52, was charged with possession of methamphetamine. Jonathan Williams, 24, was charged with
Locke and Gail Boyd have lived close to the tracks for more than a half-century.
A year after the COVID-19 pandemic began, cases of the virus are significantly decreasing across the state and the Golden Triangle. Just more than 100 confirmed new cases total have been reported in the four-county area since Feb. 27.
On Wednesday, 18 fourth-grade students throughout Starkville sat at their computers in anticipation of what some parents say has become the highlight of the kids’ week this year — science club.
The club is a long-standing organization for fourth-grade students at Henderson Ward Stewart Elementary School. This year, it looks a bit different compared to previous years due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but that has not stopped club adviser and fourth-grade teacher Brooke Crosland from developing the students’ interest in STEM education through hands-on learning.
The following arrests were made by Lowndes County Sheriff’s Office: Arthur Jefferson, 36, was charged with possession of a controlled substance. Benjamin Morris, 30, was
Under the fallen leaves heaped on the front porch of one of Crawford’s oldest remaining houses, Tommy Gentry could barely make out a hint of metal.
The following arrests were made by Lowndes County Sheriff’s Office: Jacqueline McAlexander, 26, was charged with burglary of a dwelling house and failure to appear.
Starkville Utilities Department has already begun sending out some bills that charge for power used during last week’s freezing temperatures, and Director Terry Kemp said customers may be surprised by how high some of those charges are.
Absentee ballots for the April 6 municipal primary elections in Columbus, Starkville and West Point are now available.
A bill that would phase out the state income tax in Mississippi and reduce sales tax on groceries, while raising the general sales taxes, is getting some pushback from local business owners and at least one local legislator who say it would seriously harm retailers.
Nearly 9,000 of 4-County Electric Power Association’s members are without power after a second winter storm brought rain, light snow and icy conditions to the region Wednesday night.
After a quiet Monday of responding to only three accidents and several more calls of stranded motorists, Mississippi Highway Patrol officers are investigating two crashes and have responded to more than 40 calls for service since Tuesday morning, due to icy roads caused by the winter storm.
“All of a sudden, people kind of don’t want to stay at home or something,” said MHP spokesperson Sgt. Derrick Beckom.